Sen. Mitch McConnell Opposes COVID-19 Aid As Millions of Americans Face Poverty and Eviction
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is telling President Donald Trump not make a COVID-19 aid deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi before the election, despite millions of Americans who are facing poverty and eviction.
McConnell is worried that voting on the desperately needed aid could somehow interfere with the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, notes Fox News.
Many conservative Republicans also oppose aiding the American people because the U.S. has a $3.1 trillion annual deficit.
McConnell claims he wants a stand-alone Paycheck Protection Program bill to help businesses (not people), which Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer slammed on Oct. 18, reports CNN:
That is just a sham. It’s a stunt by Sen. McConnell when he’s blocked everything that’s happened so far. And in terms of getting an agreement, he’s even said he wouldn’t go along with what Donald Trump wanted.